2. Dallas is often characterized as an Alpha City – one that is critical to business and one of the most important in the southwestern United States. In fact, Dallas is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies and gets around 30 million visitors each year, many of them coming for conferences or to do business. No wonder why Dallas/Fort Worth airport is the 4th busiest airport in the country with more than 2,000 flights in and out every single day!
3. Dallas is easily identifiable by its skyline, which appears to be rising almost straight out of the surrounding flatland prairies. Some of the skyscrapers that appear in the iconic skyline include the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, the 50-story Reunion Tower, plenty of high-rise apartments and condos, and the Dallas Convention Center.
4. Much of Dallas’ wealth has come from oil – or Black Gold as it’s called in Texas. The oil fields near Texas first were tapped in the 1930s and have been a significant part of the Dallas economy since then. In fact, more than 75% of all mainland U.S. oil reserves come from Dallas and surrounding areas.
5. Did you know that Dallas is actually the birthplace of the Margarita? It’s true; long considered a Mexican traditional cocktail, the Frozen Margarita cocktail was actually created in 1972 by a Dallas restaurateur named Mariano Martinez.
6. The “Big D” was also where the microchip was invented, with the first integrated computer circuit chip built there way back in 1958.
7. But Dallas is also known for its notorious residents, like the famous Depression-era bank robbers and criminals, Bonnie and Clyde. The duo whose real names are Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, hailed from Dallas and met there before establishing their infamous Barrow Gang and going on a rampage across the country.
8. Parker University also calls Dallas home; one of the only two dedicated chiropractic colleges in the state of Texas (Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena is the other.) Parker is a private college that offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees in chiropractic and a number of other health care-based programs.
9. No other city has better sports fans than Dallas, which has an astounding four professional teams: the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL that play at Cowboys Stadium in nearby Arlington, baseball’s Texas Rangers that also play in Arlington, the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League that play at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys have been named one of the most well known and valuable sports franchises in the whole world, and professional sports are deeply engrained into Dallas life.
10. With all of that pro sports success and many championships among them, it will come as no surprise that Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, and Stars players all utilize chiropractic care to boost their performance, treat and prevent injuries naturally, and remain strong, resilient, and flexible during their long and arduous seasons. Mavericks legend and future Hall of Famer made weekly visits to the chiropractic practice of Dr. Mary Collings starting with their NBA championship run in 2011, as did Cowboy’s great Emmitt Smith before him during his legendary career. These days, the Cowboys have two team chiropractors on staff - Dr. Fred Casper and Dr. Landon Christy, and most of the city’s professional athletes use chiropractic regularly.
Speaking of Dallas and chiropractic, Dr. Charles Ward and his Innate Legacy team are bringing their chiropractic practice building session to Dallas May 20 and 21st, 2016 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. For more information or to register, go to: http://ow.ly/YvMYT or email Lori@InnateLegacy.com